2-17-09 -- Last Tuesday O'Reilly talked about Bristol Palin saying abstinence is ok, but it dont work, and she should know, lol. Then he had 2 sex education experts on, Laura Berman and Lisa Boesky. They both said abstinence programs do not work, and they are the experts. Billy disagreed and even started to get mad because they would not agree with him.
Billy said some people think abstinence does work, yeah but those people are crazy right-wing fools that deny reality. The 2 experts both had a ph.d in sex education, and they were put on to give their expert opinions. But when they told O'Reilly he was wrong, he told them they are wrong, haha.
Why even have experts on if you are just gonna spin them with right-wing propaganda and deny what they say is true. I guess he just put them on so he could do just that. There is no other reason to do it, except for partisan reasons. I guess he just did it for his brainwashed kool-aid drinking viewers.
Because it was fantasyland from Billy, the facts show abstinence does not work, and I can prove it. And here is that proof.
In April of 2007, a 9 year study was released, it lasted 9 years so they looked at everything. It was a congressionally mandated evaluation of federally funded abstinence-only sex education programs.
The study found that abstinence only programs have no beneficial impact on young people's sexual behavior. It found that program recipients were no more likely than nonrecipients to delay sexual initiation, and when they did become sexually active, program recipients had the same number of sexual partners and were no more likely to use condoms or other forms of contraception.
Participating youth--from a mix of urban and rural settings and from various socioeconomic backgrounds--were enrolled over three consecutive school years between 1999 and 2001 and randomly assigned to the program group or to a control group that received only the usual services available in the community. Follow-up data were collected from more than 2,000 students in 2005 and 2006--four to six years after they were first enrolled in the study.
"This rigorous, well-designed study adds to and confirms previous research findings that abstinence-only education programs are ineffective and a waste of taxpayer dollars," says Sharon L. Camp, president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute.
Comprehensive sex education has been shown in numerous studies by well-respected researchers both to delay sex and to increase contraceptive use. However, while the federal government spends about $177 million each year on the ineffective abstinence-only programs highlighted in the study, there is currently no federal funding at all for comprehensive sex education.
"The twin messages to policymakers are clear: One, stop funding ideology-driven abstinence-only programs. Two, start supporting programs that provide our young people with comprehensive sex education that teaches the benefits of abstinence, but also prepares them to be safe if and when they do become sexually active."
So the Government spends $177 million a year on a program that dont work, only because the right-wing ideology from people like O'Reilly has blinded them to the facts. And the sex education programs that do work, get nothing, zero, zip, zilch. Because the right-wing idiots like O'Reilly cry about giving kids condoms, they claim it will encourage them to have sex.
Earth to Billy, 15, 16, and 17 year old kids dont need any encouragement, lol. They should be given sex education, and condoms, in case they do have sex. This would help protect them from STD's, and 99.9% of the time prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Instead of looking at reality, O'Reilly and his right-wing friends continue to live in a fantasyland where abstinence works. When all the experts, and all the studies say the opposite.
It's a classic case of partisan denial from O'Reilly, and then he has the nerve to cry about wasteful Government spending when he supports throwing away $177 million dollars of taxpayer money every year on a program that does not work. And he even denies that it does not work, and gets mad at people who have the facts and claim it does not work.
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